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Go to: Sixty Years of British Science Innovation

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Plate Tectonics in 1965? I was being taught about that in school before then.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 20:32:05 UTC | #945070

Go to: Military Proselytizing by the Gideons – and how we stopped it.

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"As far as the "kill 'em all and let god sort 'em out", that's not limited to the Marines, the army uses it also. It's really not a religious statement, more of a macho thing."

Isn't this a reference to the genocide of the Cathars by the Crusaders? something like "Kill them all. God will know his own".

Sun, 27 May 2012 09:07:40 UTC | #943792

Go to: It’s Time for the US To Finally Sign the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

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It's time for the US to sign a whole load of treaties, and start behaving like responsible adults. Nuclear testing is dead as a Dodo. After that, there's the Kyoto treaty and its successors, for starters..

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:32:21 UTC | #937536

Go to: Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

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He said the King James Bible was the “great trigger” for bringing about modern democracy during the British civil wars of the 17th century and had enabled people to claim their rights.

He might be right, but in the completely opposite sense; as in "So that's what's in the Bible! Thios damned priests have been lying to us for centuries! Stuff this, let's have some progress!".

Isn't it curious that previous versions of the Bible didn't trigger off wars and progress? Whoodathunk that a few thees and thuses and thous could bring about modern democracy (well getting closer to it, anyway).

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:57:52 UTC | #926987

Go to: Atheists likely to outnumber Christians in England in 20 years

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Amongst my friends, the Christian : unbeliever ratio is something like 3%. Where they get the figure of 41 million Christians from is probably quite close to their collective bottoms

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:12:35 UTC | #925849

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